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Gastroenteritis is a common illness that causes an upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. It is caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites. Also known as the “stomach flu” or “gastro”, it can easily spread between people. Symptoms usually last 1 to 3 days. Symptoms can sometimes last up to 10 days. 

There is no specific treatment for gastroenteritis. Rest, drinking fluids and eating certain foods helps you recover from an infection. Stay home until symptoms clear up to avoid spreading it to others.

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